Friday, May 16, 2008

Friday's Miscellany 05-16-2008

· Soldiers of Misfortune: Abusive U.S. Military Recruitment and Failure to Protect Child Soldiers

Brookings Institution
· Aid Strategy for Burma's Cyclone Victims.
· Expand the U.S. Agenda toward Pakistan.

Canadian Defence & Foreign Affairs Institute
· Redeployment as a Rite of Passage.

Carnegie Council
· MYANMAR: Reviewing the Argument for Humanitarian Intervention

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
· Hizbollah Attempts a Coup d’√Čtat

Center for American Progress
· Changing Rationales: A Timeline of Bush Administration Quotes on Iraq
· Full Disclosure: An Executive Order to Require Consideration of Global Warming Under the National Environmental Policy Act
· The Progressive Generation: How Young Adults Think About the Economy

Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR)
· An Empty Research Agenda: The Creation of Myths About Contemporary Venezuela
· How Not to Attack an Economist (and an Economy): Getting the Numbers Right

Center for Global Development (CGD)
· The Commitment to Development Index for Africa: How Much do the Richest Countries Help the Poorest Continent?
· Modernizing Foreign Assistance for the 21st Century: An Agenda for the Next US President

Center for a New American Security
· Anecdotal Evidence of a Hollowing Force? A Closer Look at Junior Officer Retention.

Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments
· Dissuasion Strategy vis-a-vis China
Center for Strategic and International Studies
· The Afghan-Pakistan War: A Status Report.
· Hemisphere Focus: The Politics of Confrontation in Bolivia Vol. 16, Issue 1 — May 12, 2008
· A New Course for Pakistan

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
· The Agency & The Hill: CIA's Relationship with Congress, 1946-2004

Congress. House Committee on Homeland Security Majority Staff
· Public Health, Safety, and Security for Mass Gatherings

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
· Issues and Options in Infrastructure Investment

Department of Defense Inspector General
· D-2008-088 DoD IG Interim Report to Congress on Section 325 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008, April 22, 2008 (Redacted Version)

Foreign Policy Research Institute
· Chinese Foreign Policy in Hu’s Second Term: Coping with Political Transition Abroad
· Elections, Political Transitions and Foreign Policy in East Asia [conference videotapes and reports]

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
· Credit and Debit Cards: Federal Entities Are Taking Actions to Limit Their Interchange Fees, but Additional Revenue Collection Cost Savings May Exist
· Defense Contracting: Progress Made in Implementing Defense Base Act Requirements, but Complete Information on Costs Is Lacking
· Defense Logistics: Navy Needs to Develop and Implement a Plan to Ensure That Voyage Repairs Are Available to Ships Operating near Guam when Needed
· Depot Maintenance: Issues and Options for Reporting on Military Depots.
· DOD Business Systems Modernization: Military Departments Need to Strengthen Management of Enterprise Architecture Programs
· DOD Business Systems Modernization: Progress in Establishing Corporate Management Controls Needs to Be Replicated Within Military Departments
· Information Management: Challenges in Implementing an Electronic Records Archive
· Medical Devices: FDA Faces Challenges in Conducting Inspections of Foreign Manufacturing Establishments
· Transportation Security: Transportation Security Administration Has Strengthened Planning to Guide Investments in Key Aviation and Surface Transportation Security Programs, but More Work Remains
· U.S.-China Trade: USTR's China Compliance Reports and Plans Could Be Improved

Heritage Foundation
· How Reforms in Mexico Could Make the U.S. More Secure

Human Rights Watch
· The Netherlands: Discrimination in the Name of Integration
· “Saving its Secrets”: Government Repression in Andijan

International Crisis Group
· Congo: Four Priorities for Sustainable Peace in Ituri.
· Lebanon: Hizbollah’s Weapons Turn Inward
· The Philippines: Counter-insurgency vs. Counter-terrorism in Mindanao.
International Relations and Security Network
· Lebanon Resumes Fragile Dialogue
· Sadr Movement at a Crossroads

Lexington Institute
· Obama and McCain Share Many Views on Defense.

NATO Defense College (NDC)
· Energy Security: NATO’s Limited, Complementary Role
· The NATO Mediterranean Dialogue at a Crossroads

Norwegian Institute of International Affairs
· Central Asia: A Testing Ground for New Great-Power Relations

Peterson Institute for International Economics
· North Korea on the Precipice of Famine

Pew Research Center for the People & the Press
· The Federal Government's Favorables Fall Even Farther

· Rethinking Counterinsurgency.

U.N. Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC)
· Optional Protocol on the Involvement of Children in Armed Conflict

US Institute of Peace
· Analyzing Iran's Domestic Political Landscape

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
· Assessing the Annapolis Process.
· Highlighting al-Qaeda's Bankrupt Ideology.

White House
· Designation and Sharing of Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI)

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